‘I he loto faka’apa’apa mo e matu’aki lotomamahi mo’oni, ‘oku fakahoko atu mei he ‘Ofisi ‘o e ‘Eiki Palemia ‘o e Pule’anga Tonga, kae pehe ki he ‘Ofisi ‘o e ‘Eiki Sea ‘o e Fale Alea, ke fakaha ‘a e Ui Ma’oni’oni ‘a e ‘Otua Mafimafi kuo fai kia Hon.Rev Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, ko e Fakafofonga ki he Fale Alea ‘o e Vahenga Fili Tongatapu 10 pea ko e ‘Eiki Palemia malolo ‘o e Pule’anga Tonga. Na’e pekia ‘a Hon Rev Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, ‘i he ‘aho 18 ‘o Ma’asi (taimi ‘a ‘Amelika) ‘i Kalefonia, ‘Amelika.
Na’e fuofuoa fili ‘a Hon Rev Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa ko e Memipa Fale Alea ‘i he Fili Lahi ‘o e ta’u 2014. Na’e fili ke ne hoko ko e Palemia ‘o Tonga ‘i he ‘aho 8 ‘o ‘Okatopa, 2019, ko e Palemia hono 17 ‘o Tonga. Na’e fili ai ke ne hoko ko e Minisita ke ne tokanga’i ‘a e Ngaahi Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga.
‘I he Pule’anga ‘o e Palemia kuo ne mama’o atu ko Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, na’a ne hoko ai ko e Minisita ki he Potungaue Fefakatau’aki mo e Ngaahi Ngaue’anga; Minisita Polisi, Pilisone mo e Tamate Afi. Na’a ne hoko ko e Minisita ki he Potungaue Tanaki Pa’anga Humai mo e Tute ‘o a’u ki Sepitema 2017.
Na’e fili ia ki mui ke ne hoko ko e Minisita Pa’anga mo e Palani Fakafonua ‘i Sanuali 2018.
Na’e ‘oange ki ai ‘a e fakalangilangi Fellow of the Institute of Certificate Management Accountants of Australia (FCMA) ‘i he ta’u 2021.
‘Oku ‘oatu ‘a e fiekaungamamahi mo’oni mei he ‘Eiki Palemia, Hon.Hu’akavameiliku pea mo e Pule’anga ‘o ‘Ene ‘Afio, pea mei he ‘Eiki Sea ‘o e Fale Alea, Lord Fakafanua pea mo e Hou’eiki Memipa kotoa ‘o e Fale Alea, ki he famili ‘o e ‘Eiki Palemia malolo ka ko e Memipa Fale Alea kuo ne pekia, pea fakatauange mo e nonga ‘a e ‘Otua ‘a ia kuo mama’o he tatae ‘o e ‘atamai kotoa pe, ke ne malu’i kimoutolu ‘i he taimi faingata’a ni. Ko e mole lahi eni ki he fonua.
Fakatauange ke Ne toka ‘i he nonga mo e fiemalie ‘a Satai Sihova.
Hon.Hu’akavameiliku Lord Fakafanua
‘EikI Palemia ‘Eiki Sea ‘o e Fale Alea
20 Ma’asi 2023 20 Ma’asi 2023
“Government, and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Confirms passing of Late Member of Parliament and Former Prime Minister, Hon.Rev Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa”
It is with profound sadness that the Office of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, and the Office of the Lord Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga jointly acknowledge the untimely death of the Hon Rev Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, Member of Parliament for the Tongatapu 10 Constituency and former Prime Minister of Tonga. He passed away on the 18th of March (US Time) in California, United States of America.
The Hon Rev Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa was elected as a Member of Parliament in the General Election of 2014. He was appointed as Prime Minister of Tonga on 8th October 2019, as the 17th Prime Minister of Tonga. He was also appointed as Minister Responsible for Public Enterprises.
In the late Prime Minister Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s Government, Hon Rev Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa served as Minister for the then Ministry of Labour, Commerce, and Industries (now the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development); Minister of Police, Prison, Fire Services. He became Minister of Revenue and Customs up to September 2017.
He was later appointed as Minister of Finance and National Planning in January 2018.
The late Hon Rev Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa was made a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia (FCMA) in 2021.
The Prime Minister, the Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, and the Lord Speaker, Fakafanua, extend their deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, to the late Member of Parliament and former Prime Minister’s family.
“May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, be with the family during this difficult time. His passing is of immense loss to the country. Many the soul of the late Hon Rev Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa rests in His Almighty’s peace.”
Hon.Hu’akavameiliku Lord Fakafanua
Prime Minister Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
20th March 2023 20th March 2023.